tradesman

noun

trades·​man ˈtrādz-mən How to pronounce tradesman (audio)
1
: a worker in a skilled trade : craftsman
2
: one who runs a retail store : shopkeeper

Examples of tradesman in a Sentence

electricians, plumbers, and other tradesmen He joined the tradesmen's union.
Recent Examples on the Web Composed of men and women from different walks of life, the panel includes a retired teacher and a property manager, a sales representative and a career tradesman. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 22 Jan. 2024 Subsequent chapters explore great bookmen of the Renaissance, from the Florentine tradesman Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Flemish illuminator Simon Bening to the English antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton — manuscript obsessives all. Bruce Holsinger, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023 Because surely, surely, the housewives of Dublin were not so lustful that chance encounters with tradesmen led immediately to attacks of passion and fornication? Mary Costello, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 Trump grudgingly also allowed a few of the tradesmen working on the building to attend. Curbed, 2 Oct. 2023 Working as merchants, lawyers, and skilled tradesmen, the Indian minority in Kenya has, in general, been wealthier than the Kenyan majority. Urvashi Pathania, refinery29.com, 20 Sep. 2023 Like the others, Baker portrayed a tradesman from a bygone era. Doug Ross, Chicago Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 But the majority of the people in the room were tradesmen taking their lunch break – and that alone has a lot to say about the value a place offers. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 7 Aug. 2023 With the Titan that's best suited for tradesmen now gone, the half-ton truck's base price rises by over $5000. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tradesman was circa 1591

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“Tradesman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tradesman. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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tradesman

noun
trades·​man ˈtrādz-mən How to pronounce tradesman (audio)
1
: a worker in a skilled trade : craftsman
2
: one who runs a retail store : shopkeeper

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